Good Grief What’s On


Good Grief was originally due to take place as a week-long festival in May, helping people to talk, think and learn about grief. But then…Covid-19 hit and it became clear that a live event wouldn’t be possible for some time.

Since then, we have been working hard to bring Good Grief Festival online as a free virtual event, taking place from October 30th to November 1st at a studio in Bristol, reaching thousands of people all over the world.

We deeply believe that a festival exploring grief is now more important than ever.

We’ll be launching our full programme and tickets in mid September but, for now, you’ll find some of this year’s highlights below. Sign up here to pre-register for events.

Robert Webb

Facilitator Cariad LLoyd, Good Grief

The Dead Parent Club with Cariad Lloyd

Facilitator Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel: When the Worst Happens – Coping with Grief + Crisis

Nikesh Shukla (c) Jon Aitken

Nikesh Shukla

The Healing Power of Nature in Grief

Grief at the Kitchen Table

Valentine Warner

We're all going to die, and that's OK

Over My Dead Body with Alice Roberts

Reflections on Death + Dying: Rachel Clarke, Kathryn Mannix + Sam Guglani in Conversation

The Sofa Singers Virtual Choir

Facilitator Rachel Clarke (c) Laura Gallant

Rachel Clarke: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

The Covid Cataclysm – How do we Grieve for ‘Normal’?

Facilitator, Stuart Lawrence, Good Grief Bristol

Stuart Lawrence

Making Friends with your Afterlife, feather image

Making Friends With Your Afterlife (Friday)

The Grief School

Digital Death, Online Afterlife

Facilitator Gary Andrews (c) Noelle Vaughn Photography

Gary Andrews

Writing Memoir to Heal with Nikesh Shukla

Facilitator Dr Kathryn Mannix, Good Grief Bristol

Kathryn Mannix

Alice Roberts, Chair, Good Grief Bristol

Professor Alice Roberts

Music, grief and healing around the world

The Language of Loss: Poetry, Storytelling and Music

Facilitator Olivia Potts, Good Grief Bristol

Olivia Potts

Loved and Lost photography project

The Art of Pilgrimage – Reconnecting with the Past to Move Forward

Doodle a Day image

Doodle-A-Day – An Illustrated Talk

Climate Grief image of dead coral

Grieving for our Planet

Self-Counselling Through Art

The Human Memorial – Tattoos and Grief